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Fantasy Football Rankings: Wide Receiver Wild Card rankings

Ranking the best wide receivers by matchup and opportunity for the first round of the NFL Playoffs.

NFL: Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

With the NFL Regular Season over with, so is the Fantasy Football Regular Season. But some of you may participate in playoff leagues, those mini games on football websites or DFS contests. Whatever the case may be, there are still wide receivers to rank, and we’re going to do just that!

Here is how the wide receiver position is shaping up during Wild Card Weekend.

Wild Card Round - WR Rankings

Rank Player Team Opponent Notes
Rank Player Team Opponent Notes
1 Michael Thomas New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers Went 8/87/1 and 5/70/1 in two games vs. CAR in 2017. CAR has given up a ton of points to WR1s, and Thomas hasn't had a down game since Week 5.
2 Julio Jones Atlanta Falcons at Los Angeles Rams Rams have really limited WR production this season and Julio has been hit or miss. But he's Julio, is coming off a nice two-game end of year stretch and has scored 5 TDs and never been held under 59 yards in the playoffs.
3 Robert Woods Los Angeles Rams vs. Atlanta Falcons Now fully healthy and rested, Woods is ready to retake his role as the Rams' WR1. Desmond Trufant will likely shadow Sammy Watkins.
4 Tyreek Hill Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tennessee Titans TEN has given up the fewest deep passes in the NFL, but Hill's speed is unguardable and TEN still gives up a bevy of fantasy points to WRs due to short and intermediate completions, as well as a funnel defense that's good against the run.
5 Devin Funchess Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints He's pretty much the only WR CAR has, so lock him in for 8+ targets in a game they'll likely trail. Went 4/58 and 4/60/1 in two games vs. NO this season.
6 Cooper Kupp Los Angeles Rams vs. Atlanta Falcons Has been the Rams' most consistent target and has the best matchup on the interior. He's Goff's safety valve in the middle.
7 Rishard Matthews Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs Went 4/105 in win over KC last season. Moves around enough to avoid Marcus Peters for long stretches.
8 Mohamed Sanu Atlanta Falcons at Los Angeles Rams With Trumaine Johnson likely shadowing Julio and Nickell Robey-Coleman manning the slot, Sanu probably has the best matchup vs. LAR secondary.
9 Albert Wilson Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tennessee Titans Has become a much bigger part of the offense late in the season, and he specializes in areas where TEN struggles (short/intermediate and YAC ability).
10 Marqise Lee Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Buffalo Bills Likely to return from injury and regain status as Bortles' no. 1 option in passing game. Not a big TD guy, but will soak up receptions.
11 Sammy Watkins Los Angeles Rams vs. Atlanta Falcons Will do battle with Trufant for most of this game, so volume will likely be low once again vs. a very good CB.
12 Corey Davis Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs Took a step back after career game vs. LAR in Week 16, but could be counted on a lot in this one with Decker struggling to catch the ball.
13 Kelvin Benjamin Buffalo Bills at Jacksonville Jaguars Still gimpy and will face Ramsey/Bouye, but he's the main target where it counts: the red zone.
14 Keelan Cole Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Buffalo Bills Continues to gain Bortles' trust as the primary slot WR and should get plenty of opportunities with Tre White locking up outside WRs.
15 Eric Decker Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs Committed three drops, two of them crucial, last week in frigid temperatures. It will be cold again in KC, but at least Mariota looks for him often on third downs.
16 Ted Ginn New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers He's just a dart throw in every sense of the word, but he did catch a TD against CAR back in Week 3.
17 Allen Hurns Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Buffalo Bills Went 3/38 in first game back from injury, and has always been a reliable option for Bortles.
18 Dede Westbrook Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Buffalo Bills Could find himself phased out a bit with Hurns back, Cole showing out and after egregious TD drop last week. Still the Jags' best deep threat.
19 Zay Jones Buffalo Bills at Jacksonville Jaguars The Bills' passing tree is razor thin and they're playing against the best secondary in the NFL. Not an optimistic outlook for Jones.
20 Damiere Byrd Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints He's a deep threat, but that's about it. Funchess, McCaffrey and Olsen vaccum all the targets.